Deb’s special Hopeberry juice recipe
Forget spilling the tea – we have some juice to share! During the Hopeberry Festival we got to witness Deb Boulton making the Boulton family’s secretive Hopeberry juice and finally got the recipe for it. Fit for morning, day and evening – and according to Deb, especially for date nights – this delightful treat will set hearts aflutter.
What you'll need:
- 1 cup of fresh Hopeberries (or if you can’t find any, replace them with strawberries)
- 1/4 cup flower syrup (we recommend using elderflower syrup, but did spy the Corpse Flower near Deb’s station…)
- 2 cups cold water
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves (optional for garnishing)
- Lots of love for the process – or at least Deb kept mentioning love while working on the juice
Step by step instructions
In a blender, combine the fresh Hopeberries, flower syrup, and lemon juice. And if you happen to know the secret ingredient, this is when you add some of it to the mixture (and then tell us what it is)
Blend until the Hopeberries are pureed and well combined with the syrup and lemon juice. During this stage, send a mental message to all the singles in town and it’ll come back to you – that’s what we heard Deb muttering.
Pour the mixture into a pitcher. A heart-shaped pitcher is a good choice if you can find one.
Add cold water and ice cubes to the pitcher and stir well to combine all the ingredients. Then place the pitcher in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. The cooler the better, especially if there’s some hot single people nearby…
Once chilled, give the juice a good stir and garnish with fresh mint leaves, if desired.
Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing flavors of this delightful juice! Resist the urge to drink all of it at once.
Sip and savor the harmonious blend of sweet Hopeberries and delicate flowers in this refreshing juice. It's perfect for hot summer days or if an eligible bachelor or bachelorette moves to your neighborhood. Enjoy!